AcctError43480 (235) - Columbus, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Bottle. Pours dark red/brown with light brown head. Aroma of raisins, dark fruit. Flavor is dark fruit, caramel and toffee malts with mild alcohol sting on the back end. Overall a very good barleywine. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Bomber a welcome bonus received today from goryshkewych, thank you George. All High ratings and a big Alc barley wine, hell yeah. Pours orange red with a tan head. Nose is sweet and light in flavor with some fruit notes and some caramel and underlying p-u-n-c-h of booze. Taste is sweet and big with a lot of intriguing notes. This is a big big beer, the key thing with this beer, is I’m wondering what age would do to it. For now its tasty, boozy on one level but also restrained which is interesting. Tmoney99 (14860) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Bottle from Brew Keeper. Poured clear reddish copper color with a moderate frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate fruity and small malty aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture. Moderate to heavy fruity bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer. aracauna (3651) - Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2008
This is a dark red brown and surprisingly clear. The aroma is rich and full of fruit, dates and pineapple. Sweet maltiness defines the flavor and is nicely balanced with the alcohol. Surprisingly good beer. goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 10, 2008
Thanks to Kujo9 for what appears to be a fairly rare treat. The beer poured a a hazy deep reddish-brown color with a beige head. The aroma is sweet and fruity with notes of dark fruits, caramel and chocolate. Fruity flavor with notes of prunes and some more chocolate. Medium-full bodied and smooth. Light aged character. Fairly warming in the chest and throat but only a tiny pepper alcohol taste.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2007
12 oz bottle: Deep brown w/ a thin, short lived light beige head. Toasted malt, brown sugar, sherry, dark fruit (figs) and lots of caramel! Sweet and malty aroma w/ some hints of anise as it warms. Malty balance; Caramel, toasted malt, brown sugar, fig fruit flavors all there! Slight yeasty flavor, but pleasant. Semi sweet finish, but dries out to keep it from being cloying. Some sherry & toffee flavors, and has a dark fruit aftertaste. Well attenuated for a 12.5 ABV beer! Fuller, smooth body, drying finish as it leaves the mouth, and well hidden ABV! Apparently this beer has already aged somewhat, and it is a pretty damn good one! If you like English style BW’s, this one is for you! dankman (257) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2008 I had this on tap at The Brew Keeper, it was suggested by a gentleman drinking a stout at the bar when I entered. Do you like carmel, if so this beer is for you, from aroma to finish this just said carmel. Though it is a barleywine it really drank more like a sweet, heavy quadrupel (yum) and had a very nice finish.
Revised 11/08/07- Much boozier than the last time but from the same batch, but bottled. Same as previously stated but there is a fair amount of alcohol created in the aging process, I bought a few just to store away for the future, good beer.